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2015-16 NTPS Chemistry Pacing Guide
Scientific Practices, Problem-Solving & Measurement
Incorporate skills into a kick off/high interest problem solving lab & integrate throughout the course
1. Quantitative Tools for Chemistry: complete calculations using factor analysis, S.I. Units, Scientific Notation and demonstrate use of Significant Figure Rules.
2. When using measurements and quantitative values demonstrate uncertainty, accuracy and precision.
3. Solve problems using a specified problem solving method (elaborate factor analysis conversion, rates, density, . .)
Matter, Atomic Structure, Molar Concepts
4. Understand the structure of an atom in terms of its subatomic particles; isotopes and ions; differentiate between the classification and separation of matter (mixtures, pure substances…)
5. Demonstrate molar conversions between grams, moles, molecules, atoms and molarity (concentration)
Nomenclature, Chemical Formulas, Basic Bonding
6. Memorize commonly used ions
7. Write chemical formula and names for ionic and covalent compounds and balance chemical equations.
8. Sketch representations of atoms, molecules and ions.
Chemical Reactions and Equations
9. Predict common products for synthesis, decomposition, combustion, neutralization, single and double replacement chemical reactions and write balanced equations including demonstrating states.
10. Solve theoretical yield problems including percent yield,
11. Solve limiting reactant problems.
Real Life Application Lab
12. Demonstrate a conceptual understanding of Ideal and Real Gases. (KMT, Effusion, Diffusion, Pressure and pressure conversions, Daltons Law of Partial Pressures, Absolute Zero, Molar Volume of a Gas, composition of the atmosphere )
13. Apply Gas Laws to solve gas relationship problems (Boyle’s, Charles’s, Gay-Lussac’s, Avogadro’s and Combined Gas laws)
14. Solve Gas Stoichiometry problems using the Ideal Gas Equation.
Aspects of Chemical Systems (Rate, Reversibility, and Energetics)
15. Describe factors effecting the rates of reactions (concentration, temperature, and surface area)
16. Application of Le Chatlier’s principle on stressors within reversible reactions (equilibrium)
17. Diagram the system and surroundings, determine the direction of the flow of heat and quantify the energy change.
18. Demonstrate Calorimetry by solving quantitative problems using q=mc∆T
19. Apply the rules for Enthalpy in quantitative problems (will include Stoichiometry calculations)
Bonding and Molecular Interactions
20. Explain the mechanics of an emission of electromagnetic radiation (photon) and calculate the energy, wavelength or frequency.
21. Determine an atom or ion’s electron configuration
22. Demonstrating your knowledge of periodic trends
23. Draw Lewis Structures for various compounds, predict the molecular geometry and determine if it is polar or nonpolar.
24. Predict the type of Intermolecular Force between two molecules to be Ion-dipole, dipole-dipole, H-bond or Dispersion
Acids and Bases/Solutions
25. Solution chemistry (acid/base, solubility rules, net ionic equations)
26. Identify the acid, base, conjugate acid and conjugate base in a chemical reaction and differentiate between a strong acid/base and a weak acid/base.
27. Calculate the pH of a strong acid or base and define a solution to be acidic or basic